Monday, April 30, 2012

You Gonna Eat Your Cornbread?

This past weekend my wife and I went to a little town called South Pittsburg check out their biggest event The Cornbread Festival.Yes I said Cornbread Festival and it's exactly what it sounds like there's a cook off,live bands and a area called "Cornbread Alley"you buy a plate $4 and walk along and get samples of different types of cornbread there was even one with sour cream and onions in it.
The entire town shuts down for the weekend the only thing bigger in town is when high school football starts.
The best part for me was getting to try the other "treats" that was there and deep fried.I've always heard about some these but now that we've moved to the south I get to try em.1st up was deep fried Oreos "oh my goodness oh my goodness!"and it was the Oreos with the chocolate filling too.Next was deep fried Snicker bar I don't know how they did it and I don't care I just know it was like tasting "Heaven"other fried goodies were pickles,chicken on a stick and believe it or not deep fried pizza!!!
I know it's not healthy but how often do you get to eat like that?From what I hear there's the Strawberry Festival and The Riverbend Festival coming up soon and if they have the same types of deep fried goodness I'm there!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Get out of the Closet

I'm talking to you! Yes you,stop lying to your family,friends and yourself it's time to come out of the closet.You lie about where you are on Wednesdays knowing you were at the comicbook store,you say the gaming system you have is only for your kids or when nieces and nephews are over but every chance you get you're online playing Call of Duty.You lie about what you watch on tv knowing every Thursday I can't wait to see Big Bang Theory.
Yes it's time to come out the Geek closet.Your family won't disown you,your true friends won't cut you off.Besides being a Geek/Nerd is "in" now just look at all the movies based on comicbooks or all the scifi shows like Fringe,Grimm or Being Human.Look how some of the hot rappers or athletes dress alot are going with the "geeky" look.Don't be ashamed embrace that side of you wear your star wars t-shirt,pull your video games from under the bed,display your action figures in the living room and read comicbooks in public.Don't lie to your friends on Friday night if you want to stay home and play WOW (World of Warcraft)
So from this day forward wave your geek flag high and shout "I'm a Geek and I'm proud!"in the words of that great song writer Huey Lewis "It's Hip to be Square"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Start your Grills!!!

Yes ladies and gentlemen it's that time of year spring has sprung,it's time to pull out your shorts,t-shirts and grills.It doesn't matter the size of your grill or if you use gas or charcoal "I'm strictly a charcoal man but I don't judge"it's all about being outside enjoying the warm weather and the smell of food cooking on the grill.
Some of my best memories have a grill involved,watching my stepdad do his magic,family get togethers and now as a "grown up" listening to Tigers games and having friends over.Go to any function where theres a grill involved and I'm sure thats where you'll find most if not all the men putting in their 2 cents but grilling is not a "man thing" some of the best grill masters I know are women and everybody thinks they're the best when it comes to grilling that's why there's so many contest going on either big ones or just between family and friends.
Personally every chance I get I'm outside with a drink,some music going, or a game on and my grill fired up.So get out there if you're just doing burgers and hot dogs or getting all fancy like my boy Bobby Flay of Food Network and enjoy!!
Ladies and Gentlemen fire up your Grills!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Yes i said TGIW and no its not a typo,comicbook nerds like me love when wednesday comes around cause it means new comics are in the stores!!I know it might not sound like that big of a deal to some people but to us in the land of "geekdom" it is.It's the day we get to hang out at our local comicbook store with our own kind,see whats new on the selves and disscus important topics like the evil that is Micheal Bay!!.Digital comics have become very popular now but there's nothing like walking into your favorite store and holding a real comicbook in your hands.
The tv show Big Bang Theory always mentions wednesdays,Sheldon and the boys put aside everything to go down to Stuart's store to get their "fix'.So if you ever hear someone say TGIW chances are they're a comicbook geek and don't be surprised it they don't look the part but that's a subject for another time,until then happy shopping my fellow geeks lol.

Monday, April 2, 2012

I like it sloppy!!!

The other night our friends here in Chattanooga invited downtown to a place called Cheeburger,'s located on Market st one of the popular strips here on the wkend,the decor is all 50's the pictures on the walls the table and chairs except the staff,they dress in t-shirts n jeans or shorts.
The thing I loved is that you can come up with whatever combo you can think of on your burger even peanut butter which I didn't have the guts to try lol.the burgers remind me of the kind my mom and grandmother use to make it was delicious and sloppy,the fries was how I like em with the skin still on em.To wash it all down I ordered the Reese milkshake I had to use a spoon cause it was full of pieces of Reese cups "oh my goodness!!"
My buddy saw the pictures on the wall for people that finished their "pounder" challenge so he went for it,we were not surprised to watch him eat the whole thing without stopping lol.Afterwards he had to wear a burger hat the whole restaurant cheered and he's on the wall of fame.
I'm making it a point to go there again and get another burger maybe I'll try it with peanut butter next time lol